I hate outliving friends.
I'd only seen him once since he'd moved away from Ypsi, and the last time we'd exchanged email was about a year and a half ago. Recently when I tried to call I was routed to a full voice-mail-box. I knew there were medical issues, but I hadn't heard about the more recent and worse ones. I spent con last weekend grieving for a different friend, who had died on the same day, not knowing how much more grief was imminent.
I don't know the permissions on the original facebook post which his daughter made today, so I didn't try to share it -- but here is a link to the obituary:http://www.anderson-funeral.com/obituaries/Elmer-Sharp/#!/Obituary
Crossposting: fb, g+, lj.